March Madness Online Betting - Show Me The Money!02-19-09
Novice basketball fans wait every March for the tradition, excitement and upsets that make up the Madness of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament. Office pools become a big hit, usually won by the workplaces' biggest geek or female making picks based on team's uniform colors, but what more serious online basketball betting enthusiasts want is March Madness ATS winners or underdogs owning money line online betting value.Selection Sunday (March 15) is just a little more than two weeks away, the shoe in game being held on March 17 and with Round 1 tipping of March 19, it's certainly not too soon to look at which team has made bettor's the most money, followed by a look at their history in the Big Dance and chance at becoming a money-making Cinderella.
When you think of money-makers, March Madness and online college basketball betting, teams rich in tournament history tradition such as Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA and Duke immediately come to mind. While their annual high seeds make it tempting to have them advancing deep into your bracket, and seemingly worth investing in each time out during the regular season and Big Dance, don't be fooled because often bigger isn't always better.
In fact, this season's most profitable team is the Weber State Wildcats located in Ogden, UT with a student body count of roughly 16,000. The Big Sky-leading Wildcats own an NCAA-best ATS record of 17-5-0, having covered the spread in eight straight games. But be careful investing to heavily in them making it nine consecutive. They have two games remaining with conference foes and hold a three-game lead at 13-1 SU over second-place Montana, who Weber State beat last week to clinch the Big Sky title and secure home court advantage for next month’s league tournament.
At 19-8 SU overall, they're locked into the tournament as this year's current most profitable team. With everything wrapped up, the Wildcats' remaining opponents could become sound selections if you bet on NCAA basketball, as Weber State may rest players and-or work on different schemes in preparation of tournament action. Their next game is at home on Saturday against Sacramento State, starting at 9:00pm EST. But don't forget when the tournament tips off, they'll be back to playing at their bankroll building expectations.
The team last competed in March Madness in 2007. The Wildcats have appeared 14 times in the Big Dance, going 6-15 SU. During the span Weber State has produced two of the tournament's biggest shockers. In 1995, No. 14 seed Weber State upset No. 3 seed Michigan St. And in 1999, the Wildcats faced perennial powerhouse North Carolina in Round 1, as the Tar Heels being one of the favorites to claim the.
North Carolina was making its 25th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and had won every first round game since 1980. Weber State was the heavy underdogs against the Tar Heels, but weren't intimidated which was solidified by a 76-74 victory.
Don't expect Weber State to make its way into the Final Four, though they do have potential to wear the slippers as this year's Cinderella. And, if you bet on college basketball, don't over look them when the madness rolls around and you're scrolling through the BetUS March Madness odds. They'll be the higher seed in the first round, meaning most likely the Wildcats will be getting points as the underdogs.
Below is the next four biggest money-making teams on the year:
2—No. 15 Kansas Jayhawks (16-5-1 ATS) Next game: Sunday 2:00pm EST vs. No. 8 Missouri
3—Auburn Tigers (16-5-0 ATS) Next game: Saturday 6:00pm EST at Mississippi St.
4—Citadel Cadets (15-5-1 ATS) Next game: Saturday 7:00pm EST vs. Wofford
5—Drexel Dragons (18-8-0 ATS) Next game: Saturday 7:00pm EST at William & Mary